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Universe In Verse

For a special New Year’s treat, we take a tour through the history of the universe with the help of… poets. Our guide is Maria Popova, who writes the popular blog The Marginalian (formerly Brain Pickings), and the poetry is from her project, “The Universe in Verse” — an annual event where poets read poems about science, space, and the natural world.

Special thanks to all of our poets, musicians, and performers: Marie Howe, Tracy K. Smith, Rebecca Elson, Joan As Police Woman, Patti Smith, Gautam Srikishan, Zoe Keating, and Emily Dickinson.


Reported by – Lulu Miller
with help from – Maria Popova
Produced by – Sindhu Gnanasambandan
with mixing help from – Jeremy Bloom
Fact-checking by – Natalie A. Middleton
and Edited by  – Pat Walters